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Hillary Clinton book to cover State Dept.

Hillary Rodham Clinton has a book deal.

She is working on a memoir and policy book about her years as secretary of state, Simon & Schuster said. The book has yet to be titled and is tentatively scheduled for June 2014.

By launching her book tour then, Clinton will be traveling the country as Democrats work to recapture the House in the fall midterm elections. Her itinerary will be scrutinized for any signs she may run for president in 2016 -- any book tour events in early voting states such as Iowa, New Hampshire or South Carolina would receive broad attention.

Financial terms weren't disclosed. Clinton, a former first lady and U.S. senator from New York, reportedly received $8 million for the 2003 memoir, "Living History," also published by Simon & Schuster.

"Hillary Clinton's extraordinary public service has given her a unique perspective on recent history and the challenges we face," Jonathan Karp, president and publisher of the Simon & Schuster Publishing Group and the book's editor, said yesterday.

Clinton, 65, stepped down as secretary of state this year after serving throughout President Barack Obama's first term. Polls indicate she would be a leading contender for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. -- AP

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